Tag: South Africa

Afrelec, Africa, Energy, Gas, Power, South Africa

South Africa outlines gas goals

Nicholas Newman AfrElec – Africa Power Monitor June 2016 The government has fleshed out its gas-to-power plans, targeting more private investment and less reliance on coal, writes Nicholas Newman 

Afrelec, Afroil, Corporate Journalism, Eniday, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Rigzone, South Africa, Technology

Recent energy journalism for clients May 2016

Nicholas Newman   Here are a few examples of my recent energy journalism and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of May 2016.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa, Energy, Motoring, Technology, Transport

Alternative fuels for african motorists

 Africa, with 16% of the world’s population and rapid economic development relies on cars, trucks, vans and buses to keep people and goods moving. Sales of new buses, trucks and light vehicles in Africa reached nearly three-quarters of a million in 2014. The transport sector here, as elsewhere, predominantly relies on […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Gas, National Grid, Pipelines, Power, Shipping, South Africa

Options for gas to power in South Africa

Nicholas Newman South Africa’s is facing chronic electricity supply problems, which have resulted in the power system being extremely constrained and vulnerable, which has resulted in load shedding at times.  Its problems are occurring, in part due to problems experienced in completing new generating and distribution capacity to meet on-going […]

Africa, Eniday, Renewables, South Africa, Technology

Shedding light on South African Renewables

Nicholas Newman Eniday November 2015 In South African cities, urban dwellers face regular power cuts. This is despite the country being rich in coal resources for its power stations. Demand for electricity exceeds supply and the much delayed mega coal power stations of Medupi and Kusile, when they come online, should […]